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King Edward Plantagenet (b. 13 November 1312, d. 21 June 1377)Edward Plantagenet (son of Edward Plantagenet and Isabella of France) was born 13 November 1312 in Windsor, England, and died 21 June 1377 in Shene, England.He married Philippa of Hainault on 24 January 1327/28 in York, England.
Notes for Edward Plantagenet:
King Edward was styled as, "Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae, et Dux Aquitaniae," until 1340 when he assumed the style, "Dei Gratia, Rex Angliae et Franciae et Dominus Hiberniae," to emphasize his claim to the throne of France, through his mother Queen Isabel.
Edward was declared Keeper of the Realm on 26 October 1326.
Edward was crowned by Walter Reynolds, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348.
When Edward rebuilt Windsor Castle, construction was so extensive that chroniclers record that nobody else in England could employ a mason, at any cost.
Edward spent 300 pounds on his wife Philippa's tomb, making the monument one of the most expensive in the Abbey.
Edward's tomb in Westminster Abbey originally featured carvings of all his children (some of which are still there). Some art historians have called Edward's effigy the first English portrait.
More About Edward Plantagenet and Philippa of Hainault:
Marriage: 24 January 1327/28, York, England.
Children of Edward Plantagenet and Philippa of Hainault are:
- +Lionel of Antwerp Plantagenet, b. 29 November 1338, Antwerp, Belgium, d. October 1368, England.
- +John of Gaunt Plantagenet, b. 28 May 1340, Abbaye de St. Bavon, Ghent, Belgium, d. 03 February 1398/99, Leicester Castle, Leicestershire,England.